David Hasselhoff marries Welsh girlfriend 7 years after she asked for a selfie

1 August 2018, 11:05 | Updated: 1 August 2018, 11:07

David Hasselhoff and Hayley Roberts
David Hasselhoff and Hayley Roberts. Picture: Getty

By Tom Eames

The Hoff has married his partner Hayley Roberts at a ceremony in Italy.

The 66-year-old Baywatch star married his Welsh girlfriend Roberts, 38, on Tuesday (July 31), at a ceremony attended by close friends and family, his spokesman confirmed.

The couple met back in 2011, when Roberts asked the then-Britain's Got Talent judge for his autograph in Cardiff.

He later asked for her phone number and started dating the sales assistant from Glynneath, Neath Port Talbot.

Hasselhoff apparently flew his daughters Taylor, 28, and Hayley, 25, to what he described as "a very small wedding with family from Wales".

The actor has been married twice before and has two grown-up children, and he proposed to Roberts with a picnic on the beach at Malibu in Los Angeles two years ago.

David Hasselhoff and Hayley Roberts
Picture: Getty

The couple first met in the foyer of a hotel in Cardiff, while Hasselhoff was appearing in the city as a judge on Britain's Got Talent.

After she asked for a photo, the Knight Rider legend then asked for her number. And the rest is history!

"There's the girl I imagined in my head that I want to spend my time with, my life with," he later said.

Speaking about their age gap, Roberts has said: "I don't want to miss out on being with someone I love because of what might happen down the line."